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The Graphic Standards Guide to Architectural Finishes

The Graphic Standards Guide to Architectural Finishes Author ARCOM
ISBN-10 9780471449522
Release 2003-03-24
Pages 288
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From ARCOM and The American Institute of Architects A complete visual guide to choosing and using finish materials In this unique guide, the authors of MASTERSPEC and Architectural Graphic Standards join forces to offer architects vital single-source access to the unbiased information they need to evaluate, select, and specify the best finish materials for any job. This powerful visual resource combines hundreds of illustrations from Architectural Graphic Standards with corresponding building material performance and specification information from AIA's MASTERSPEC, published by ARCOM. Use this book during the schematic and design development phases of a project and as an indispensable aid for product selection and specification. Essential for architects, interior designers, and building designers, this vital reference provides information to make informed decisions about specific design goals, such as affordability, environmental friendliness, durability, fire resistance, and esthetic success. Features include: * Unique source of independent, in-depth building product performance information-the one source that gives you reliable building product information before you consult with manufacturers * Covers a full range of standard finish materials and includes selection criteria, details, typical product sizes, and installation and maintenance data * Provides current standards based on research by government, association, and independent testing organizations as well as the input of experienced architects and specifiers "Architectural Graphic Standards has served the design community for decades as a virtual 'bible' for architectural detailing. MASTERSPEC Evaluations have long comprised one of the best resources available for building product selection and specification. Consolidating the strong points of both into this new desktop reference is an act of sheer brilliance!" -Martin M. Bloomenthal, FAIA, CCS, CSI, Principal, The Hillier Group, Princeton, New Jersey



Materiality and Interior Construction

Materiality and Interior Construction Author Jim Postell
ISBN-10 1118019717
Release 2011-06-17
Pages 432
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A comprehensive reference of materials for interior designers and architects Choosing the right material for the right purpose is a critical—and often overlooked—aspect in the larger context of designing buildings and interior spaces. When specified and executed properly, materials support and enhance a project's overall theme, and infuse interior space with a solid foundation that balances visual poetry and functionality. Materiality and Interior Construction imparts essential knowledge on how materials contribute to the construction and fabrication of floors, partitions, ceilings, and millwork, with thorough coverage of the important characteristics and properties of building materials and finishes. Individual coverage of the key characteristics of each material explores the advantages and disadvantages of using specific materials and construction assemblies, while helping readers discover how to make every building element count. In addition, Materiality and Interior Construction: Is highly illustrated throughout to show material properties and building assemblies Supplies rankings and information on the "green" attributes of each material so that designers can make informed decisions for specifications Is organized by application for easy and quick access to information Includes a companion website, featuring an extensive online image bank of materials and assemblies Rather than a typical catalog of materials, Materiality and Interior Construction is efficiently organized so that the reader is guided directly to the options for the location or assembly they are considering. Reliable and easy to use, Materiality and Interior Construction is a one-stop, comprehensive reference for hundreds of commonly used materials and their integration as building components—and an invaluable resource that every interior designer or architect should add to their set of tools.



Materials Structures and Standards

Materials  Structures  and Standards Author Julia McMorrough
ISBN-10 9781610601795
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 264
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Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details-overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. Now there is a place where architects can find vital information essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes-in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. Materials, Structures, and Standards distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and offers and easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable-and most requested-types of architectural information. Part 1, "Building an Architectural Project," addresses basic geometry, architectural drawing types, AutoCAD guidelines, building codes, accessibility issues, structural and mechanical systems, conventional building components, and sustainable design. Part 2, "Materials," provides a detailed catalog of wood, masonry and brick, metals, concrete, and interior finishes. Also included are an illustrated glossary of architectural terms and a cross-referenced guide to the most helpful books, organizations, and websites.



Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction

Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction Author Dennis J. Hall
ISBN-10 9780470395837
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 699
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Rev. ed. of: Architectural graphic standards for residential construction. 2003.



Materials for Sustainable Sites

Materials for Sustainable Sites Author Meg Calkins
ISBN-10 9780470418925
Release 2008-09-22
Pages 464
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This complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable materials in the landscape features strategies to minimize environmental and human health impacts of conventional site construction materials as well as green materials. Providing detailed current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, the book introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and resources for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials. Chapters cover types of materials, both conventional and emerging green materials, environmental and human health impacts of the material, and detailed strategies to minimize these impacts. Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned.



Traditional Details

Traditional Details Author Charles George Ramsey
ISBN-10 0471247618
Release 1998-04-17
Pages 304
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A comprehensive source of traditional architectural details for anyone working with old structures Compiling the most useful material from the first four editions of Architectural Graphic Standards published between 1932 and 1951, this book brings back into circulation hundreds of architectural illustrations and standards that have once again become relevant to design work. Chapters cover all facets of building construction from foundations to furnishings and are structured to follow the drawing preparation sequence of a typical rehabilitation project. Architects, designers, and others involved in rebuilding and renovating structures built in decades past will find here many of the details and information used by the original architects and builders. Impeccably organized and beautifully rendered, this handsome reference is both a terrific working tool and a wonderful addition to an architecture library.



Olin s Construction

Olin s Construction Author H. Leslie Simmons
ISBN-10 9781118067055
Release 2011-11-16
Pages 1200
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Get the updated industry standard for a new age of construction! For more than fifty years, Olin's Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new edition is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. You'll find the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary concrete, steel, masonry, and wood buildings for residential, commercial, and institutional use. Organized by the principles of the MasterFormat® 2010 Update, this edition: Covers sitework; concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and plastic materials; sound control; mechanical and electrical systems; doors and windows; finishes; industry standards; codes; barrier-free design; and much more Offers extensive coverage of the metric system of measurement Includes more than 1,800 illustrations, 175 new to this edition and more than 200 others, revised to bring them up to date Provides vital descriptive information on how to design buildings, detail components, specify materials and products, and avoid common pitfalls Contains new information on sustainability, expanded coverage of the principles of construction management and the place of construction managers in the construction process, and construction of long span structures in concrete, steel, and wood The most comprehensive text on the subject, Olin's Construction covers not only the materials and methods of building construction, but also building systems and equipment, utilities, properties of materials, and current design and contracting requirements. Whether you're a builder, designer, contractor, or manager, join the readers who have relied on the principles of Olin's Construction for more than two generations to master construction operations.



Interior Graphic Standards

Interior Graphic Standards Author Kelsey Kruse
ISBN-10 0471461962
Release 2004-01-26
Pages 464
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The first edition Interior Graphic Standards Student Edition will be a comprehensive reference to the art and craft of interior design for students. The planning, designing, detailing, finishing, and decorating of interiors from the programming to the project closeout phases will be included. Emphasis will be placed on commercial interiors.



Architect s Essentials of Presentation Skills

Architect s Essentials of Presentation Skills Author David Greusel
ISBN-10 0471176753
Release 2002-08-09
Pages 215
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Professionals present their work in order to be considered for a project, in order to be hired for a project, and throughout the design and construction phases of a project. This book provides information tailored specifically to meet the presentation needs of the design professional.



Water in buildings

Water in buildings Author William Browning Rose
ISBN-10 0471468509
Release 2005
Pages 270
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The definitive guide to understanding and managing the effects of water on buildings Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold is a detailed and highly useful reference to help architects and other design professionals create dry, healthy environments, without jeopardizing a project with poor liability management. Much more than a book of "quick fixes," this practical guide illuminates an essential understanding of the "whys" of moisture problems, including valuable information on how water behaves and how its performance can be anticipated and managed in building design. With a special emphasis on water's role in creating mold, an issue of growing concern and liability, Water in Buildings offers the most up-to-date information on rainwater management, below-grade water management, foundations, wall and roof construction, mechanical systems, moisture, and much more! Providing authoritative guidance to designers and builders, this definitive guide features: * Clear explanations of how water interacts with building materials and equipment * An in-depth exploration of the paths of leaks * Numerous case studies on such well-known structures as Mount Vernon, Independence Hall, and Wingspan (Frank Lloyd Wright) * Numerous descriptive drawings and photographs



Site Analysis

Site Analysis Author James A. LaGro, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781118174555
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 384
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Site Analysis has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Site Analysis also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Site Analysis book for free.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111052911
Release 2002
Pages
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.



Graphic Standards Field Guide to Home Inspections

Graphic Standards Field Guide to Home Inspections Author Stephen Gladstone
ISBN-10 0470921587
Release 2011-02-02
Pages 416
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Quick, reliable answers to your most common on-site questions When you're in the field, you never know what you'll come across. The Wiley Graphic Standards Field Guide to Home Inspections gives you fast access to the information you need when you're on-site and under pressure. Presented in a highly visual and easily portable format, the Graphic Standards Field Guide to Home Inspections is organized according to CSI's Masterformat standards of practice. It covers everything from inspection preparation to on-site safety, conveying the most common answers with practical instruction about home inspections that the professional inspector, architect, engineer, or contractor needs to access quickly out in the field to evaluate an existing residential property. The Field Guide to Home Inspections extends the Graphic Standards experience outside of the office and into the field, with: Quick access to essential information wherever you are Graphic Standards-quality details accompanied by real-world photographs of the common conditions you'll find in residential buildings Illustrations that help you troubleshoot problems, along with on-the-spot solutions Compact format that's easy to reference and carry along The Graphic Standards Field Guide to Home Inspections is the ideal companion for the on-the-go professional home inspector.



Architectural Graphic Standards

Architectural Graphic Standards Author American Institute of Architects
ISBN-10 9781118909508
Release 2016-03-21
Pages 1088
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The 'Architect's Bible' since 1932, updated with the latest codes and standards Architectural Graphic Standards is the written authority for architects, designers, and building contractors. It provides comprehensive guidance on the visual representation of materials, products, systems, and assemblies. Updated to reflect the most current codes and standards, this new 12th edition features over 300 new drawings, tables, and designs and twenty-five percent new content. In response to architects' feedback and overwhelming demand for a more graphics-heavy format, this edition employs shorter, more accessible texts and more images of the standards and evolution of design and construction. New coverage includes building resiliency and the building envelope, expert discussion on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation, and new examination of environmental factors and material properties and performance. Sustainable Design is no longer separated, but incorporated throughout, and extensive appendices keep useful data right at your fingertips. Graphic standards are essential to building design. They cover everything from door frames and roof designs to air ducts and outdoor sports facilities. This meticulous resource provides a compendium of planning standards, optimum dimensions, and normative construction details. The book is organized into three core sections covering: design and documentation, materials, and building elements. Architectural Graphic Standards features: Key architectural design and production processes—functional planning, environmental assessment, building resiliency, and architectural construction documentation Thorough coverage of materials: concrete, masonry, metals, wood, plastics, composites, and glass An exhaustive survey of building elements—substructures, shells, services, equipment, furnishings, special structures, and siteworks Comprehensive appendixes filled with pertinent data such as: classic architectural elements, mathematical data, and structural calculations Endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, this book has an enduring and unsurpassed reputation for high-quality illustration, text, and graphic design. For crucial information in a user-friendly format, Architectural Graphic Standards is the go-to reference on building design and construction.



Time saver Standards for Building Materials Systems

Time saver Standards for Building Materials   Systems Author Donald Watson
ISBN-10 0071356924
Release 2000
Pages 784
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An important addition to the Time-Saver Standards Series, this book offers top-flight guidance for architects and builders who need to select any tpe of product, system, component, material, or assembly for any job. Provides easy-to-understand guidance on how various materials function, considers key issues in product selection, and offers general information on the full range of product types. Organized by CSI MasterFormat--the product specification system most commonly used in construction and in the Sweet's catalogs. Cross-referenced to the UniFormat system, which indexes products by the sequence of assembly in design and construction--a real plus when engaged in preliminary design and cost-estimating.



The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide

The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide Author Construction Specifications Institute
ISBN-10 9780470940198
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 496
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Get the must-have reference on standards and best practices for the delivery of a construction project. The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifi cally and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the construction process. Laying the foundation for this series, The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects. It also serves as the pivotal starting point for understanding CSI's core values, as well as a useful study aid for those wishing to obtain the Construction Documents Technologist certificate. This easy-to-follow guide: Is a great introduction to the construction process for the new practitioner. Functions as a ready reference for the experienced construction professional. Packaged with the book is an access code which allows access to a password-protected web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and samples of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat. The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide offers general information all construction professionals need for understanding their roles in the delivery of a construction project. Key principles are presented and discussed in detail to allow the reader to take full advantage of material covered in depth by the more specialized CSI Practice Guides. If you can own only one Practice Guide, this is the one to get.



LEED Materials

LEED Materials Author Ari Meisel
ISBN-10 1568988850
Release 2010-03-03
Pages 223
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LEED Materials does not focus on the philosophy of building green or the reasons why it's a good thing. Most people understand why going green is a good thing, but in the end, the decision that people make, the products and materials that are applied, that make a difference. This book is the first step toward a healthier, more environmentally sensitive way of building. Steven Winter, former chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, contributes a foreword.